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Extending the Range of the Dakota Alert MURS Driveway Monitor

Growing up in the country we had a long, wooded driveway. You’d never know who was coming up the drive: could it be a delivery person, the mailman, or perhaps someone wanting to cause mischief. I wish we had a product like the Dakota Alert Driveway Monitor to keep an eye on things and indicate […]

Short Range Communication Choices for Off the Grid Communications

Communicating off the grid, or without the use of conventional methods such as landline, cell phones, Internet, or WiFi can be a challenging prospect. You might ask why forgoing convention when the infrastructure and technology is ubiquitous. If you think about it, cell phones are everywhere and Internet technology is entrenched. But there can be certain […]

Off the Grid Communications

There’s a lot a talk going around about being prepared for disasters, either manmade or natural. The recent superstorm on the East Coast has reinforced this fact the natural disasters can cause large scale disruptions in communications infrastructure. Establishing an off the grid communications system can keep you in touch in the event of disaster […]

Antennas for MURS: the Multi Use Radio Service

MURS or the Multi Use Radio Service is a license free radio service designated by the FCC for short range business and family communications. MURS has five channels in the 151 – 154 VHF MHz range that can be used. MURS has some distinct features that makes it very useful for a wide variety of […]

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